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Past PWA Graphic Designers

2016

Each year the President’s Writing Awards works with a graphic designer to create posters, fliers, and banners to market the award. For the 2016 awards, Glenna Gomez created the designs seen on this site and all over campus, and her website can be visited here: glennagomez.net.

Glenna GomezGlenna Pic was a pre-school doodler. She doodled at the table, on the floor, in the church pew. What does she do outside of school and work? She doodles. Only the doodles have evolved into sophisticated designs and abstract paintings in acrylic and watercolor.

Sketchpad to canvas, pencil point to brush stroke, Glenna is an artist in motion who draws inspiration from everything, including the outdoors. “I enjoy sketching and painting in my spare time … I also enjoy hiking because nature has the best color palettes.”

“Ever since I can remember I’ve always been extremely curious and in awe of the world around me. These feelings prompted me to draw what I imagined the world would look like if some things were rearranged. So naturally, when I was introduced to graphic design, I felt a sense of belonging. Being able to express my creativity was exactly what I wanted in a career.”

In 2012, Glenna graduated with an associate’s degree in graphic design in print media from Idaho State University. While there, she interned for the Idaho State Journal creating everything from advertisements to logos. The experience prepared her for the next step—Boise State University.

Glenna is majoring in graphic design and works for Student Affairs Marketing designing poster, flyers, brochures and other promotional materials for student events. She said the position “allows me to expand my skills and knowledge. Even though I have gained three years of experience, I feel like I’ve barely skimmed the surface.

“There is so much more to learn … I have been able to take my creative ideas and express them in designs with high visual impact. My goal is to never stop my adventure in the graphic design world.”

Glenna is from Blackfoot, Idaho. She is also majoring in Spanish with an emphasis in business and plans to graduate spring 2016. Her vision is to open a studio in Boise and help the Hispanic business community by creating effective designs.

Glenna’s 2016 President’s Writing Award Poster is featured below:

2016_PWA_Poster_Final

2015

Each year the President’s Writing Awards works with a graphic designer to create posters, fliers, and banners to market the award. For the 2015 awards, John Francis, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, mentored Lauryn Medeiros. Lauryn created the designs seen on this site and all over campus.Lauryn M

Originally from California, Lauryn moved to Idaho to complete her first degree in Fine Art at the College of Idaho and fell in love with Boise’s music and art scene. She is now enrolled at Boise State University as a second-degree Graphic Design and Illustration student. She also works as the student Graphic Designer for the Bronco shop and Bookstore on campus. When she’s not at the Boise State Campus, you can find her working at Angela R. Stewart Design, Inc. A.K.A. Ladybug Press, where she gets to illustrate and design greeting cards, coasters and other various projects.  Freelancing jobs help her learn as well as stay current with her skills. Lauryn works on illustration and design for various small companies, clients, and friends. You can see more of her work on this web site.

Lauren’s 2015 President’s Writing Award Poster is featured below:
Poster PWA 2015